There’s an endless stream of touristy activities, from the TMZ tour buses and “characters” on Hollywood Boulevard to the Walk of Fame and iconic Hollywood sign, but the neighborhood is so much more. Hollywood is enjoying a renaissance thanks to a nonstop stream of new restaurants, bars, and clubs. There’s no shortage of iconic theaters (the Pantages, Palladium, Cinerama Dome) and architectural gems, like Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, which is now open to the public. Take in a screening at American Cinemateque’s Egyptian Theatre, picnic at the Hollywood Bowl before a concert with the L.A. Philharmonic, and channel your inner Rat Pack-er at the 96 year-old Musso & Frank Grill. And if you know a magician, they can get you into the members-only Magic Castle, housed in a storied Victorian mansion.
Merely minutes from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood Boulevard and nestled in the nearby foothills stands an impressive Spanish Revival compound known as Las Orquideas. The property evokes old Hollywood glamour, and on the evening of June 11th, that spirit was awakened by an exciting soirée. Guests were invited to tour several of the... Keep reading →
By Mark David Internationally celebrated celebrity photographer Cliff Watts listed a photogenic International Style home on a famously celeb-lined street in the Hollywood Hills for a smidgen less than $4.5 million, and within weeks, according to online listings, the property was put into escrow at an unknown price. Watts, who’s snapped heavy-hitters like Halle Berry,... Keep reading →
A rare two-on-a-lot legal duplex at the corner of an R1-zoned block. Two lovely Spanish Revival homes just north of Hancock Park in highly desirable SoHo. One home faces Waring, and the other faces McCadden. The entrances to each are completely separate, with a 2-car garage on the Waring side. Each home offers two bedrooms,... Keep reading →
Resting peacefully on a quiet cul-de-sac above the Beverly Hills Hotel and convenient to Hollywood, Beverly Hills and the Westside, this tranquil “home as art” is a rare urban haven. Originally designed by Reinhard Lesser in 1964 (from the office of famed architect Victor Gruen), this warmly artful hillside residence with canyon views was updated... Keep reading →
By Leslie Anne Wiggins A classic California midcentury-modern home that belonged to Golden Age actress Ava Gardner is on the market. Located in the exclusive Hollywood Dell neighborhood, where one may be lulled to sleep by the faint sounds of summer concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, the 1959 residence was designed by famed Los Angeles... Keep reading →